Thanksgiving Weather: Forecast 1

Could be our warmest Turkey Trot ever!

According to WeatherUnderground, race time (8:00 a.m.) temperature will be 37 degrees with a 33% chance of snow.  How fun could that be?!  Warm temps with some fun snow!

And… can you say Cinnamon Rolls for the finishers!  Yummy!

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

atlasOrange City Turkey Trot’s purpose is to mark the Thanksgiving Holiday with joyful community through a 5K fun run / walk.  While we offer a true 5K course and keep runner times, the emphasis is on a fun experience for all ages that will raise awareness and resources for mission.  The 2015 ministry partner is ATLAS of Orange City.

The 2015 OC Turkey Trot registration is now open! Register now for the best prices.  Registration includes T-shirt and pre/post race refreshments.

  • $15 Before September 1 – NOW EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 31!
  • $20 Before November 25
  • $25 at packet pickup and race day

We’re using Trinity Church’s signup page for registration this year, which will allow us to give a greater percentage to ATLAS.  After you register, you will receive an e-mail confirmation.

If you have any difficulty registering, please call us at 712-737-4542.  Our intrepid office staff can register you over the phone.

CLICK HERE for the registration page.  

2015 Logo is launched!

Hi Friends,

Turkey Trot is still almost 5 months away, but we’re glad to share with you the 2015 logo!  Thanks to Sara Crane for her creative work in this piece.  We’ll update the blog when registration is open, so be sure to sign up for the e-mail notifications.  Thanks a bunch and have a great day!2015 Logo

2015 Turkey Trot Time Change ~ 8:00 a.m.

We are less than 7 months away from the 2015 Turkey Trot!  Our team just started the engines of moving towards that date.  Here are are some advance things to know….

First, a time change: We’re moving the start time to 8:00 a.m., so people get a little more sleep and our out-of-town runners have a little extra time to get here.

Second, look for a 2015 logo to show up in the next few weeks.

Third, our local mission this year will be ATLAS of Orange City Area.

Fourth, look for the first registration information in the Tulip Festival Kiwanis Road Race (May 16 in Orange City) registration packets.  By then, we hope to have registration up and running.  As in previous years, early bird discounts apply.

Gobble! Gobble!

Fun. Run. Food. Pics. Bless.

Charlotte (Direct Care Coordinator) and Becky (New Director) from the Bridge!

Charlotte (Direct Care Coordinator) and Becky (New Director) from the Bridge!

Now it’s time for some fun pics!  But first, THANK YOU for registering and supporting The Bridge!  Becky and Charlotte were present to represent the ministry and gave a big Thank You to all of you.

And don’t forget to celebrate the overall winners:  David Bohlken of Omaha won the men’s division with a time of 18:03, and Sonya Jongsma-Knauss of Sioux Center won the women’s division with a time of 20:58.  Congratulations!

Now, onto some pictures.  Enjoy….

The results are in…

THANK YOU FOR A SUCCESSFUL MORNING!

The results page can be found by clicking HERE.  The page is hosted by Allsport.  The final bib numbers may not be up, yet, but they will be later today.

Snow Route for Turkey Trot 2014

Turkey Trotters,

We have altered the course to make it easier with the snow.

Click HERE for a link to the new map, or see the image below.  Be in the church lobby at 7:15 for final instructions.

2014 turkey trot snow course

How to Register Today or Tomorrow

We’re getting excited for tomorrow!  While online registration is closed, new registrants are welcome.  To register, simply come to the packet pickup Wednesday, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., or Thursday, 6:30-7:00 a.m.  Packet Pickup is at Trinity Reformed Church, 201 St. Paul Ave SE.

And… here is the Schedule for Race Day…

SCHEDULE

Wednesday4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Registration Packet Pickup at Trinity.  6:30 p.m. – Thanksgiving Eve Worship at Trinity.

Thursday:

6:30 Race day packet pick up – Trinity lobby
7:00 Close of race day registration
7:20 Welcome/The Bridge Thanksgiving/Prayer/Final Instructions
7:30 Race Start on St. Paul Ave near the north entrance
8:30 Awards Ceremony in Trinity lobby

A number of local churches also have Thanksgiving morning worship services. 

11:30 Community Meal at Living Water Community Church

PARKING
On race morning, please use the south entrance and avoid parking directly next to the main entrance as this will be the race finish area.

RESTROOMS, WATER & FOOD

Restrooms will be available in the church beginning at 6:30 am
Prerace water is available in the church lobby water fountains.
Post race food and drink will be available for runners and walkers only

CLOTHING & NUMBERS
Race number must be visible on the front of clothing at all times during race to be included in results.
There will not be a clothing check-in, please store extra clothing in your car. You may leave items in the church or parking lot, but items will not be secured.

FINISH & TIMING
The race finishes near the front door of Trinity.
Stay in order in the finish chute as your bib number is recorded.
Results will be available as close to 8:30 as possible and posted on the website later in the day.
http://www.octurkeytrot.wordpress.com

AWARDS
The awards ceremony will be held as close to 8:30 as possible and be held in the church lobby
Men and Women individual winners and age groups: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

SPREAD THE WORD

There is still time to share the event with others and invite them to participate.  You can share our blog (www.octurkeytrot.wordpress.com) or share our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/octurkeytrot).  We’ll also be posting results and pictures on those two locations.

Thank you!

The Turkey Trot Team

The T-Shirts are here!

Our intrepid packet stuffers will commence this evening.  Here’s a first-peak look at the T-shirts and one of the prizes…

FUN. RUN. BLESS.

IMG_0145What could be more fun that eating to our heart’s content on Thanksgiving Day?  How about starting the day with 5K fun run / walk while we bless a local organization!

We are less than a week away from our second ever Orange City Turkey Trot!

bridgeYes, winter came early, but let’s defy the cold and warm up our town by blessing The Bridge Transitional Housing Ministry.

In the name of Jesus, The Bridge is a program that provides housing, food, case management, education and counseling for women and their children.  Families that live at The Bridge have nowhere else to go.They are committed to moving forward and they long to be part of a community.

Every day these women and children face down the stiff cold winds in the winters of life.  By joining in this fun event, we will run with them as part of the journey and bring a little warmth through our encouragement.  Click the following links to register and for more information:

And, don’t forget, you get a T-shirt!